AP Euro takes field trip to MIA

April 20, 2018

Paintings and sculptures may sound like an experience better suited to an art class than one about European history, but nonetheless AP Euro students traveled to the Minneapolis Institute of Art this Thursday.

“It was a great time, and we saw a whole lot of art from Europe,” said Bella Feitl, junior.

Students led by Ms. Anne Sateren, social studies and Mr. Rick Rexroth, social studies, visited the MIA for a day of art, culture and review.

“Each era in European history has a lot of different artistic movements and features, and this trip helped me to learn the differences between them,” Feitl said.

Currently on display at the MIA is Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty, a special exhibit by visual artist Robert Wilson.

“The special exhibit was really interesting. It had a lot of different artifacts from China including an emperor’s throne. But there were also different sounds and smells in each room that really added to the experience. Some of them were a little overwhelming and distracting, but overall it was really cool and minimalistic,” said Maddie Whittey, junior.

“My favorite room was one that had all white walls and was super bright, with just one vase. When I closed my eyes it felt like I was on the beach,” said Gabe Kemper, junior.

“Such a positive experience to watch Hopkins history students experience art.  #ilovemyjob #ourfutureisbright” Rexroth tweeted on Thursday.

Students also enjoyed food from the Agra Culture Cafe and shopping at the MIA gift store.

“My favorite part of the trip was playing wobble chess in the gift shop with my friends,” Feitl said.

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